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16th March 2020
SiC designs to provide system level improvements

Demand has continued to grow for Silicon Carbide (SiC)-based systems to maximise efficiency and reduce size and weight, allowing engineers to create innovative power solutions. Applications leveraging SiC technology range from electric vehicles and charging stations to smart power grids and industrial and aircraft power systems. Microchip Technology ahs announced its expanded portfolio of smaller, lighter and more efficient SiC power modules.

26th February 2020
Win a Microchip SAM D20 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit

The SAM D20 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is a hardware platform to evaluate the ATSAMD20J18A microcontroller. The SAM D20 Xplained Pro evaluation kit is suitable for evaluation and prototyping with the SAM D20 Cortex-M0+ processor-based microcontrollers that are suitable for a wide range of home automation, consumer, metering, and industrial applications.

25th February 2020
MCU family moves software tasks to hardware

In microcontroller (MCU) based system design, software is often the bottleneck for both time to market and system performance. By offloading many software tasks to hardware, Microchip Technology’s next generation PIC18-Q43 family helps developers bring higher performing solutions to market faster.

18th February 2020
Accelerator pedal controlled throttle body smart actuator

In this demo, an accelerator pedal angle is measured by a dual linear position sensor and the valve of a throttle body is controlled by sensing the angle using a rotary inductive sensor. 

29th January 2020
Ion energy electric vehicle battery management system

Battery Management Systems (BMS) are the 'brain' of any battery pack. It is responsible for measuring cell voltages, ensuring balanced charge cycles, state identification, and controlling crucial safety systems.

28th January 2020
Radiation-qualified devices enable Ethernet in space

Ethernet is becoming more common in spacecraft to enable hardwired communication speed, support higher data rates, and facilitate interoperability between satellites and other spacecraft. As Ethernet in space applications continues to expand, Microchip Technology has announced a space-qualified Ethernet transceiver.

27th January 2020
Early access for RISC-V enabled low-power SoC FPGAs

The trend towards compute-intensive gateways and edge devices is driving the integration of traditional deterministic control applications with additional embedded processing capabilities needed for smart and secure connected systems. In response, Microchip Technology has announced the Early Access Programme (EAP) for the PolarFire System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA.

22nd January 2020
Win a Microchip MCP3564 ADC Evaluation Board for PIC32 MCUs

The MCP3564 ADC Evaluation Board for PIC32 MCUs (ADM00583) provides the ability to evaluate the performance of the MCP3564. Providing a development platform for 32-bit PIC device-based applications, using existing 100-pin PIC microcontroller Plug-in Module (PIM) systems that are compatible with the Explorer 16 and other high-pin count PIC32 device-based demo boards.

22nd January 2020
Low-power radiation-tolerant FPGA for high-bandwidth space systems

Microchip has announced the RT PolarFire FPGA that is optimised to meet the most demanding requirements in spacecraft payload systems’ high-speed data paths with the lowest possible power consumption and heat generation. Microchip has extended its RT FPGA offering to bring these capabilities to emerging high-performance space applications.

22nd January 2020
Miniaturised rubidium atomic clock improves performance

As reliance on precise frequency and timing increases due to the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNUS) enabling 5G communication networks, data centres and other mission critical infrastructure, smaller size and high-performance atomic clock technology has become essential to support both military and commercial applications.

Tech Videos
17th January 2020
INICnet technology for noise cancellation networks

This setup demonstrates how a network of microphones, speakers and accelerometers (acceleration sensors) realise a Road Noise Cancellation use case in vehicles. 

15th January 2020
Simplified MPLAB code coverage testing and diagnostic tool

Functional safety certifications are required in many industries, but it is often a time-consuming and expensive process. Certifications can also require extensive justification for using specific development tools, unless the tool is already certified for compliance by functional safety experts such as TÜV SÜD, a Munich-based certification organisation.

11th December 2019
Win a Microchip MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Cirucit Debugger

The Microchip MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Circuit Debugger allows fast and easy debugging and programming of PIC and dsPIC flash microcontrollers, using the powerful graphical user interface of MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The MPLAB PICkit 4 programs faster than its predecessor with a powerful 32-bit 300MHz SAME70 MCU and comes ready to support PIC and dsPICMCU devices.

2nd December 2019
Memory solutions reduce memory costs and retain data at power loss

  Microchip has announced a new family of Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) EERAM memory products that offers system designers up to 25% cost savings over the current serial Non-Volatile RAM (NVRAM) alternatives. The family introduces four reliable SPI densities to Microchip’s EERAM portfolio, ranging from 64Kb up to 1Mb.

20th November 2019
Smart storage adapters interoperate with management firmware

Data centre administrators and IT managers want the ability to securely manage and trouble-shoot platforms and devices remotely, which requires that additional software, hardware and firmware be interfaced with storage adapters and other server components.

Cyber Security
11th November 2019
Simplified hardware-based IoT security with pre-provisioned solutions

As the number and types of connected devices proliferates, market fragmentation and security vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things (IoT) have created significant challenges for developers. Hardware-based security is the only way to protect secret keys from physical attacks and remote extraction, but extensive security expertise, development time and costs are required to configure and provision each device.

4th November 2019
Introduction to capacitive touch on a PIC microcontroller

This is an introduction video to a video series in which Microchip implement capacitive touch on a PIC18F47Q10 Curiosity Nano.

31st October 2019
Solutions for interoperability challenges of Ethernet wiring

Microchip enables both pre-standard and IEEE-compliant Powered Devices (PDs) to receive up to 90W of power without changing Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches or cabling. This development eases the transition to using IEEE 802.3bt-2018-compliant PoE injectors and midspans for users, and Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) chipsets for system developers.

15th October 2019
Win a Microchip SAM R30M Xplained Pro

The SAM R30M Xplained Pro is a hardware platform designed to evaluate the SAMR30M18A module. This kit is supported by the Atmel Studio, an integrated development platform, which provides predefined application examples. This kit provides easy access to various features of the SAMR30M18A module and offers additional peripherals to extend the features of the board and ease the development of custom designs.

2nd October 2019
IoT security simplified and time-to-market reduced

Microchip has announced the Trust platform of hardware and software elements that will simplify embedded system design for companies of all sizes. The expansion of the IoT and increased connectivity brings security concerns and highlights vulnerabilities.

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